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Posted on: June 18, 2020

NOTICE: 5 New COVID-19 Cases in Columbia County

Columbia County COVID-19 Update

Columbia County has five new positive COVID-19 cases. These five new cases were due to a household connected outbreak and all are linked to one source. At this time, we believe it is not community spread and ongoing testing is being completed. All current COVID-19 cases are recovering at home under quarantine and Columbia County Public Health contact tracers are monitoring these cases. This is our counties 7th positive case, with the first case in March who has recovered. These contacts are not associated with the Long Term Care facilities testing in Columbia County. Please wash your hands, wear your masks, practice social distancing, and stay home if you feel sick.

All COVID-19 testing will need a referral from Columbia County Public Health. For any questions or concerns regarding possible exposure, please contact Public Health at 509-382-2181.

We continue to recommend all people living in Columbia County take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • Stay Home. If you are feeling sick with mild symptoms and do not need to seek medical care, stay home while you recover.
  • Stay Informed. Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms. If you are sick and plan to seek care, please call before going in for care so arrangements can be made to prevent exposing others. For urgent medical needs, call 911.

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